If you experience an ongoing inability to get an erection firm enough for sex, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can be successfully addressed through a number of safe and effective treatment options. If you experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction, board-certified urology specialist Abraham Lincoln Woods III, MD, at the Center for Urology can help you determine the right treatment for restoring your sexual functions. To speak with Dr. Woods about your condition, call the Altamonte Springs, Florida, office or book an appointment online today.

request an appointment

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a complex condition that can be caused by a number of physical and psychological factors. Possible causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Injuries
  • Surgeries to the pelvis or spine
  • Prostate cancer treatment

Certain medications can also cause erectile dysfunction. Lifestyle factors like tobacco use and alcoholism increase your risk for ED.

Does erectile dysfunction naturally occur with aging?

Although the frequency of erectile dysfunction does increase with age, it isn’t necessarily a normal part of growing older. Erectile dysfunction is treatable regardless of age and can even be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices like regular exercise and stress management.

If you suffer from ED, it isn’t something you have to accept. Dr. Woods specializes in a number of innovative and effective solutions to help restore your sexual functions.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

There are a number of effective ways to address erectile dysfunction. Conservative treatment may begin with medications in the form of pills or injections. Additional treatments include:


The P-shot or Priapus Shot® is a safe and effective nonsurgical solution to erectile dysfunction. The P-shot uses the power of platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate and repair penile tissue. The shot provides almost immediate results, with continued improvement over the next few weeks.


A vacuum erection device uses air pressure to pull blood into the penis. Once erect, a tension ring can be tied at the base of the penis to keep it firm. The vacuum is a simple solution to ED that you can use at home.


Muse is a medication used to promote blood flow to the penis. Muse is an intraurethral suppository that’s inserted into the penis through the urethra. The medication works in under 15 minutes, allowing you to get an erection that lasts 30-60 minutes.

Penile implants

Penile implants involve the surgical placement of devices that allow you to control when you get an erection and for how long. Dr. Woods performs penile implants when other treatments have been unsuccessful. Penile implants provide long-lasting, reliable relief from erectile dysfunction.

To speak with Dr. Woods about which ED treatment is right for you, schedule your appointment at the Center for Urology by phone or online today.